Make-up artist Jo Lorrimer* shares her tips for extending the life of creamy colour
“The movement of any eyeshadow is caused by oil produced by the mobile part of your eyelid rubbing against the upper part,” says Lorrimer. “Try using an eye primer first and setting your cream shadow with powder.”
Prone to oily eyelids? Lorrimer points out that if oils do come through the cream throughout the day, it becomes re-blendable. “Simply pat out creases with your ring finger and add a little more product if needed.”
“If your eyeshadow creases no matter what you do, embrace it!” Lorrimer urges. “There’s nothing sexier than a broken-down creasy and greasy eye.” Try experimenting with the undone look using a darker cream shadow for a dramatic evening look.
Remember to screw your pot lids on tightly and click the lids of shadow sticks down properly. “You can rescue a dried-up pot of cream shadow with a smidge of oil, moisturiser or setting spray mixed in with a clean spatula,” Lorrimer says. “But go easy – add a grain-of-sand amount at a time.”